At the age of two years old, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama recognised Rinpoche as the reincarnation of his most senior tutor, the 6th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche (1903-1983), who was the most senior tutor. H.E. the 7th Ling Rinpoche joined Drepung Monastic University in south India in 1990, where his enrolment was celebrated with large religious ceremonies. He began his monastic studies at Drepung at the age of 10 and has since been engaged in rigorous religious study and spiritual training under the special care and guidance of HH the Dalai Lama. More info here.